iPad the next Wii?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chaos123x, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
    Look at the Wii a underpowered video game console with A weird name.

    The ipad is a underpowered computer with a weird name.

    But let's look at what the wii did with casual crowd. Nintendo got old people and women to finally try gaming.

    Do you think the iPad can do the same thing with computing?

    There are still allot of people out there who are afraid to touch a computer.

    On the negative side it might piss of the hardcore apple base and flood the market with useless shovelware. (just like the wii).
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    A big difference is that the iPad is designed to compliment an already existing Mac computer in the household.

  3. Pigumon macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    I was gonna say the same thing.

    iPad = Wii x10,000

    First of all, it's simple enough to remove the fear factor from most people.

    This is going to become such a common device in households. From the office to the couch to the kitchen to the dinner table to the coffee table to the bathroom (ew) to the bedroom.

    It's going to be the normal way to interact with other electronics.

    Order a pizza, turn on the lights outside, Facebook-type stuff, video chat with your cousin in Kansas (eventually cameras will be added), write your resume, make a grocery list, send photos to grandma (grandma will go CRAZY to see new pics pop up on her iPad), see what's coming up on tv and tell your dvr to record it and let your dvr remind you through the iPad that a show you wanted to watch is now starting), all magazine/newspaper/comics subscriptions will appear, coupons will display when they're announced... the list is endless.

    Each member of a house will have one, or there will be a single one that everyone will fight over.

    Apple knows how to market, and companies line up to be part of Apple's plans.

    This can really work.

    Of course other companies will copy the idea and we'll have multiple, weaker versions of the iPad from MS or HP, and the "Pad" will become as common and necessary as the personal computer or mobile phone.

    In response to Lethal's post - Untrue, you can use an iPad completely independent of any computer. It is its own computer, doing the things that most casual PC users use a PC for. And that's how it will be used by most.
  4. Palm Pimp macrumors regular

    Palm Pimp

    Jan 8, 2009
  5. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    nah the wii is garbage and was a waste of my money. i can do everything and more on my 360

    there is no 360 ipad wise
  6. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I want to buy the iHandle to attach the iPad. This way I can play iTennis.

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